1886 Kentucky Derby

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12th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Ben Ali (horse).jpg
1886 Kentucky Derby winner Ben Ali
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 14, 1886
Winning horse Ben Ali
Jockey Paul Duffy
Trainer Jim Murphy
Owner James Ben Ali Haggin
Surface Dirt
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The 1886 Kentucky Derby was the 12th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 14, 1886.[1] The winning time of 2:36.50 set a new Derby record.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Ben Ali Paul Duffy Jim Murphy J.B. Haggin 2:36.50
2nd Blue Wing E. Garrison Melbourne Stable
3rd Free Knight W. Fitzpatrick P. Corrigan
4th Lijero Isaac Murphy E.J. Baldwin
5th Jim Gray T. Withers Gray & Co.
6th Grimaldi I. Lewis J. & J. Swigert
7th Sir Joseph W. Conkling R.A. Swigert
8th Harrodsburg J. Riley Chinn & Morgan
9th Lafitte J. Stovall J.G. Greener & Co.
10th Masterpiece E. West S.S. Brown


Post Horse Win Place Show
Ben Ali $ 13.60 12.00
Blue Wing $16.00
  • The winner received a purse of $4,890.
  • Second place received $300.
  • Third place received $150.[3]